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Get your crowns ready: 'SIX the Musical' hitting Manila in October

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Get your crowns ready: 'SIX the Musical' hitting Manila in October
Scene from the West End run of "SIX the Musical"
'SIX the Musical' via Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — The award-winning production "SIX the Musical" will be staged in the Philippines this October.

The musical will be brought over to the country's shores by GMG Productions, the same company behind the recent Philippine productions of "Hamilton" and "Miss Saigon."

"Six" will have a limited run at The Theatre at Solaire from October 1 to 20.

The production is a modern-pop inspired musical reimagining of the story of Britain's King Henry VIII's six wives — Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr — now given the platform to reclaim their own narratives.

The musical conceived by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss portrays the titular wives as fierce and influential pop stars in their own right, taking inspiration from contemporary pop artists like Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Britney Spears, and more.

The show debuted in 2017 in Scotland's Edinburgh Festival Fringe before officially starting in London's West End two years later.

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After a delayed Broadway premiere due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "Six" began its run in the Lena Horne Theatre in 2021.

The original West End production was nominated for five Oliver awards, including Best New Musical and its six actresses — Aimie Atkinson, Alexia McIntosh, Millie O'Connell, Natalie Paris, Maiya Quansah-Breed, and Jarnéia Richard-Noel — were up for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

The Broadway production won two of its eight Tony nominations, Best Original Score for Marlow and Moss and Best Costume Design (Musical) for Gabriella Slade.

"Bringing 'Six' to Manila is a momentous occasion. The energy and impact of this production are unparalleled, and we believe Manila audiences are in for a royal treat," said GMG Productions Chief Executive Officer Carlos Candal. "This is not just a show but an experience that celebrates the strength and resilience of women in a way that is both entertaining and empowering."

Tickets for the Philippine run of "Six" begin selling on April 19, though a waitlist will run from March 10 to April 12 through the GMG Productions' website and a pre-sale period from April 15 to 17 for UnionBank of the Philippines members.

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